Thursday, June 30, 2011

DIY: {The Bathroom Is Done!}



BEFORE: Dated, dingy looking, leaking faucets, ugly shower door.
Bathroom Before




DURING: Adding another electrical plug, there was only one and we had to take turns to plug the flat iron, razor, etc. Doing the electrical work for two sets of lights, before there was just one vanity light in between the sinks. Nothing wrong with that but I wanted to have separated spaces for each sink. Taking down the shower door and the tile all around. Also the vanity top, sinks and installing a Bidet.

Bathroom During


AFTER: A contemporary bathroom. I’m so happy how everything turned out. We kept the vanity, we painted it white and bought new handles. Had a new top and demi-vessel installed. We cut the existing mirror in half and Randy made two new frames. The color pallet is Chimney Smoke from Valspar for the walls, Bistro White also from Valspar for the vanity, doors, window, mirror frames and baseboard, Pure White for shower curtain, rugs, roman shade and shelves, Brushed Nickel for faucets, handles and all other metal accessories. I love the 6 inch backsplash I think it brings together the wall color and vanity top so well.

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My friend asked me why we have portrait pictures in our bathroom, she thinks is weird. I like to think that a bathroom deserves the same attention as the rest of my home. Why not to have a couple of pics there? I wanted my bathroom to feel comfortable and personal. She told me:-“ I for sure will turn the pictures around before using the bathroom, I don’t want you guys staring at me!” She’s so funny. The other weird thing we have is the Bidet. My husband spent two years in Argentina and he fell in love with them, he also installed one in our previous house. It’s for sure a conversation starter!!

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Bathroom After

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Martha Stewart Side Of Me: {$0.00 Clock Makeover}

Every time I take a shower I say its going to be a quick one, no more than 10 minutes. 20 minutes later I’m just thinking about turning the water off. When putting on make up I say, It doesn't take more than 5 minutes. 15 minutes later I realize I should have left the house 10 minutes ago. I wanted a clock in the bathroom to time myself and be on time. After remodeling the bathroom I had zero money left for it. Luckily I found an old plastic one in the basement’s workshop. I took it apart and got to work! I had spray paint left over from another project and painted the frame silver. I used scrapbook paper for the background. Printed some numbers (I was going to buy stickers but they wouldn’t have the font I wanted or color). This was a super easy and quick craft. I really like my new clock and I hope It will help me to be on time!!
Feeling crafty? Go check out some cool projects and get inspiration by clicking on the logos at the bottom of my pictures.

Cada vez que me ducho digo que va a ser una ducha rapida, despues de 20 minutos estoy recien pensando en cortar el agua. Cuando me estoy maquillando pienso que no me tomara mas de 5 minutos, 15 minutos despues me doy cuente que debi haberme ido hace 10 minutos. Queria un reloj en el baño para poder controlar mi tiempo mejor y ser mas puntual. Despues de remodelar el baño nos quedo cero peso para gastar en un reloj. Por suerte encontre uno viejo y barato en el taller que tenemos en el subterraneo. Lo desarme y me puse a trabajar! Tenia una lata de pintura que ocupe en otro projecto asi que lo pinte plateado. Use un papel bonito para el fondo del reloj. Imprimi los numeros (Hiba a usar muneros adhesivos pero no hiban a tener la letra que queria o el color). Este fue un projecto super facil y rapido de terminar. Me encanto como me quedo el reloj y espero no llegar atrasada nunca mas!!
Estas en busca de ideas o manualidades? Haz click en los logos al final de mis fotos para ver otros projectos.
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Friday, June 3, 2011

Things I ♥: {Fun Finds}

Some time ago I went to my favorite antique store to buy a birthday present for my mother-in-law. While walking the isles a set of trays caught my eye. I thought they would be perfect for my earrings. I love them!
Hace un tiempo atraz fui a mi tienda de antiguedades favorita en busca de un regalo de cumpleaños para mi suegra. Mientras caminaba por los pasillos un juego de bandejitas me llamo la atencion. Pense que serian perfectas para mis aros. Me encanta!
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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Things I ♥: {Mishka}

LOVE talking dogs. Kala does it sometimes when we come home and don’t say hello to her right away. Sometimes we ignore her on purpose just to hear her talk.

Me encantan los perritos que aullan. Kala aulla a veces cuando llegamos a la casa y no la saludamos inmediatamente. A veces la ignoramos a proposito solo para escucharla aullar.